in design of an amateur superficial or flawed like the work of an amateur
- lacking expert skill or expertise
- in type of an amateur; shallow or faulty like work of an amateur.
1863; from amateur + -ish. Associated: Amateurishly; amateurishness.
(a.) Inside model of an amateur; trivial or faulty just like the work of an amateur.
The literary beginnings he had made in Frankfort now seemed to him amateurish and trivial; he felt that he had to turn over a new leaf, and, under the guidance of E.